Responding to the global healthcare workforce crisis: What role can or should the simulation community play?

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Friday, March 10, 2023

10:00AM – 12:30PM EST

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10:00AM – 10:15AM EST

Welcome, Overview & Introductions

Pamela Jeffries
Lennox Huang

10:15AM – 10:30AM EST

Keynote Address:
Technology Transforming Health Professions Work Globally

Pam Cipriano
President, International Council of Nursing (ICN)

10:30AM – 10:45AM EST

Reactions from the Address 

10:45AM – 11:45AM EST

Panel Discussion:
Responding to the global healthcare workforce crisis

Christopher Long
Chief Executive, Hull University Teaching Hospitals, United Kingdom Pam Hubley
Vice President & Chief Nurse Executive, University Health Network, Canada

11:45AM — 12:30PM EST

Closing Remarks, Next Steps, Annual Summit Updates & Board of Director Update

Pamela Jeffries
Lennox Huang


Pamela F. Cipriano,

Dr. Pamela Cipriano, an internationally recognised nursing leader, is the 29th President of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and a Professor at the University of Virginia’s School of Nursing and Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy in Charlottesville, VA. She previously served as Dean of the UVA School of Nursing, ICN’s First Vice President and two terms as the president of the American Nurses Association.

Dr Cipriano is well known, both in her own country, the United States of America, and internationally, as a strong advocate for the nursing profession. During her over 40-year career, she has led efforts to advance the role and visibility of nurses and increase nursing’s impact and influence on policy. She also has extensive experience as an academic medical center executive with a focus on improving the quality and safety of services and the work environment and well-being for all staff.

Dr Cipriano has also served on the Board of Directors of the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nursing. She is a leader in the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, which aims to prevent burnout and is addressing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the physical and mental health of all clinicians. She was the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the journal American Nurse Today.


Christopher Long
Chief Executive, Hull Teaching Hospitals United Kingdom

Chris served for 12 years in the Army as an infantry officer before coming into NHS management in 1991. He worked in a variety of roles before being appointed Chief Executive of one of the first primary care trusts (PCTs) in 2002. He moved to Hull PCT as Chief Executive in 2004, where he stayed until PCTs were abolished in 2013. Following a brief spell in NHS England he was appointed as Chief Executive of our Trust in October 2014.

Pam Hubley

Vice President & Chief Nurse Executive, University Health Network Canada

A registered nurse for over 30 years, Pam has held progressive leadership positions in health care. She has held clinical and administrative roles throughout her career and has worked as a policy advisor for the Ministry of Health and in academia.

Pam is a strengths-based, solution-oriented Executive who values people and innovation. She is a change leader who strives for excellence in all she does and continues to strengthen health care systems in collaboration with others Pam is a collaborator on various research projects. Currently she is a co-PI in a CIHR/SSHRC grant “Transforming Nurses’ Work Environments through a Strength-Based Leadership and management Training Program.” Previously she has been engaged in projects that advance our understanding of nurses’ work environments, implementation of best practices in clinical care, children’s pain experiences, and the introduction of advanced practice nursing roles in health care settings